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What are the symptoms of fecal incontinence?

What are the symptoms of fecal incontinence?

Fecal Incontinence: Fecal Incontinence is not being able to hold in stool. May happen with soft, or formed stool. May be small amounts or large amounts. May be associated with sudden urge to have a bowel movement or may be associated without any sensation. Recommend follow up with gastroenterologist. colorectal doctor, urogynecologist, or proctologist.... ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Beard
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Incontinence (Definition)

Incontinence denotes involuntary leaks of body wastes from urethra or anus; that from urethra is urinary incontinence, which may be classified as stress, urge, mixed (stress + urge), total, & overflow urinary incontinence, signifying its timing & specifics; that from anus is fecal incontinence, which may be urge, stress, total, etc. reflecting the ...Read more


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What are the tests for fecal incontinence?

Exam and history: Are the main things. Ultrasound can be done but the anal sphincter is quite palpable and other tests are not usually needed. ...Read more

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I have fecal incontinence in adults, what treatments are possible?

Some are available: If you have diarrhea, immodium daily is a good choice but check with your doctor first. A newer surgical treatment is sacral nerve stimulation (interstim) but you will need an evaluation for your symptoms prior to any treatment. ...Read more

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Help needed. I have developed fecal incontinence, I cannot control it when I have to go?

You need investigati: In 37 yr old fecal incontinence is not normal . You need to see your doctor physical exam, blood test for diabetes etc, will refer you for specialist for endoscopy, anorectal conduction studies, then you will have answers for treatment ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of fecal incontinence?

Fecal Incontinence: Fecal Incontinence is not being able to hold in stool. May happen with soft, or formed stool. May be small amounts or large amounts. May be associated with sudden urge to have a bowel movement or may be associated without any sensation. Recommend follow up with gastroenterologist. colorectal doctor, urogynecologist, or proctologist.... ...Read more

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Is a anorectal manography used to help diagnose the cause of constipation and fecal incontinence?

Is a anorectal manography used to help diagnose the cause of constipation and fecal incontinence?

One test: This is one means to evaluate the anal sphincter for damage from childbirth, other injury. Or sphincter spam. There are many possible causes of constipation ; this is one test isolated to studying just the anal sphincter mechanism. ...Read more

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How do doctors test for fecal incontinence ?

Tests: Anal manometry and electromyogram are the two essential tests, you will have to find colorectal department, may be in a university hospital because usually these tests are not performed by all practicing colorectal surgeons. ...Read more

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What are the tests for fecal incontinence?

Exam and history: Are the main things. Ultrasound can be done but the anal sphincter is quite palpable and other tests are not usually needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Beard
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Stool Leaking (Incontinence) (Definition)

Fecal incontinence is a condition in which there is lack of bowel movement control. While it is normal in infants, fecal incontinence can be due to nervous system or gut problems such as severe constipation in adults. ...Read more